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Nice Bradley GTII on eBay2 Comment

Bradley GT II, eBay | Fri, 22 Jun 2012 Posted by :

This is a good looking Bradley  GTII. Said to be 90% restored. Has new interior, original glass , and a few other things. It is a good looking car that appears to have been given a pretty decent restoration. They are one of my all time favorite kit cars ever. If it was not for the fact that there is no replacement windshield available I might have owned one a long time ago.

 

Anyone want to guess what the reserve is on it? I am going to say $5000

http://tinyurl.com/eBayGTll

Check out whats on eBay!1 Comment

eBay, Uncategorized | Wed, 20 Jun 2012 Posted by :

Hey Everyone,

Instead of trolling ebay for single posts I have decided to give this a go. You will be able to see a listing of several kit cars and just click on the one you like and go and check it out. I hope this is useful to everyone.

 

March Hare kit car literature0 Comment

eBay, March Hare | Sat, 06 Jun 2009 Posted by :

Before I get to posting some pictures from the Carlisle show (which I’ll do in the next day or two), let me just continue on this March Hare kick. Kevin sent me a tip that some old March Hare literature — an early ad, and a dealer letter for a later model — are on eBay right now. You’ll note that the original has yet another window design, and that the letters (dated 1981), seem to be for an entirely different design of the kit. I suspect the second version (which from that one small picture is far less appealing to me) sold even fewer bodies than the first. Still, I’m a sucker for wedge shaped cars.

Truly TERRIBLE18 Comment

eBay, Lamborghini Murcielago | Mon, 23 Mar 2009 Posted by :

And no, by “terrible” I don’t mean how infrequently I’ve been updating.

This terrible “replica” (emphasis on the quotes) of a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster has been up on eBay a few times right now (#110367769512) with a reserve price of — I’m guessing — at least $50,000 given that it’s built on a brand new Solstice chassis ($31k). What bugs me most of all is how, in giant letters, the auction text goes:

NO ONE WILL KNOW it’s not a Real Lamborghini, UNLESS YOU TELL THEM !!!

For clarity, here’s the pictures of the car, alongside pictures of the real thing:

And as you can see, it looks nothing like the real thing!!! I mean, what were they thinking, trying to build an LP640 replica on a front-engine GM chassis??? Yeah, that’s right — the engine is still at the front and the chassis is unaltered. If I didn’t have such disdain for the builders it would be almost heartbreaking thinking about the enormous amount of work that must have gone into creating this piece of junk. Every teenager that’s fantasized about Lamborghinis will laugh the owner out of town. If you really want a chuckle, there are a couple YouTube videos of the car here and here. It’s this sort of thing that makes kit cars embarassing.

Given how many great, accurate Murcielago replicas are on their market, I’d really love to meet the moron that ends up buying this Frankenstein creation of a bunch of Murcielago body panels glued all over a Pontiac Solstice. I just can’t get over how reprehensible this joke of a car is. Very, very lame. Oh, and to top it off, the builders have been posting insulting comments about other people’s more authentic looking replicas on YouTube. Losers!!!

Avenger Stock Car1 Comment

Avenger, eBay, FiberFab, For Sale | Sun, 08 Mar 2009 Posted by :

On the whole, this front-engine Avenger project seems a little sloppy (and I feel sorry for the seller who is letting it go for $500, after saying they’ve invested $5,000). It’s currently for sale on eBay (#160320097785) in Levittown, PA, and seems to be a stock car type chassis with the center section of an Avenger kit car slapped on. Personally, I can’t see this being worth buying since it doesn’t come with either the front or rear sections of the body — meaning an enormous amount of work would be needed to finish the project — but still, it’s an interesting idea and shows that there are some non-obvious ways of putting these cars together.

Surprisingly, this is not the first front engined Avenger that I’ve posted (and it’s certainly possible to build a low-profile sports car with a front engine setup, like the Eagle SS).

No, no, not another Countach wing!4 Comment

eBay, For Sale, Nova, Sterling | Tue, 03 Mar 2009 Posted by :

There’s a really beautiful Nova (UK Sterling) up on eBay (#330310994293) right now in Lancashire, UK with an asking price of £4,000.00 and a day to go. Seems like a fair price for a car that’s been completely overhauled — everything on it is new or rebuilt and it really looks good. Surely it’s one of the better ones on the road… but why, oh, why, does it have to have that ridiculous Lamborghini Countach wing pasted onto the back? I’ve seen that highly recognizable wing stuck on far too many kits, adding an obnoxious touch that wrecks the lines of the car. If I bought this Nova, the first thing I’d do is take the wing off — which, incidentally, is what I did with my old Aztec 7, which the previous owner had stuck the same wing onto.

Lightning TS Corvette Replica11 Comment

Corvette, eBay, For Sale, Lightning TS | Tue, 03 Mar 2009 Posted by :

As used car prices come down, sometimes kit cars cost more than the car they emulate… For example, you can buy a beat-up Lamborghini Countach for close to the same price as a top-of-the-line replica (which arguably is a better car, but that’s an entirely different and more complex argument). But a rare British kit car called the Lightning TS really takes the cake.

The Lightning TS, of which half a dozen exist, is a “copy” of a seventies Corvette, built on Cortina running gear with a 2L Pinto engine. It captures some of the lines, but none of the muscular charm of a real Corvette. There’s one right now on eBay (#270351775187, and also here) in Scotland with a buy-it now price of £3,500 (ie. $5,000 US). Stateside you can buy a functioning used Corvette for less than that (I understand they may be more rare in Scotland), and if you want something Corvette-like but small, you can also get a charming Opel GT for the same price. Sorry, I don’t know what sort of fool would buy this Lightning TS.

I feel dirty now… I hate to say anything bad about kit cars.

Cheap Avenger Body Shell0 Comment

Avenger, eBay, FiberFab, For Sale | Tue, 24 Feb 2009 Posted by :

I hate to be pessimistic, but I suspect that this is a kit that will never be finished, although someone is going to pick up this Avenger GT shell pretty cheap — it’s up for sale on eBay (#130289303793) in Richfield, UT with no reserve right now. The body is described as covered in cracks and the seller admits it’s going to take a lot of fiberglass work to get it looking good — it’s definitely seen better days. Given how many Avengers and other GT40 kit cars are out there selling for under $2,000 in decent shape, I think there are a lot of better options than this one unfortunately. Perhaps this one would be better off turned into an advertising prop or blown up in a movie than putting in the effort to make it a running car?

Gullwing Avenger GT Oddity0 Comment

Avenger, eBay, For Sale | Fri, 06 Feb 2009 Posted by :

An interesting variation on the Avenger just showed up on eBay (#200307197725) in Fayetteville, NC. It seems to be an Avenger anyway, on a tube chassis with a Corvair engine that’s running but needs work. What makes it unusual is that someone has converted it to a gullwing door configuration. The car comes without a title.

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